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 Quick Facts
  • Selective Enrollment Public High School
  • Total Enrollment: 810 Students
  • High School Graduation Rate: 89%
  • Average ACT Score 22.1
  • Percentage of Students Who Receive Free or Reduced Lunch: 74%

  • $12 Million in Scholarship Dollars earned
  • 2 Posse Foundation Scholarship winners
  • 1 Gates Millennium Scholarship winner

Educational Environment

King students benefit from a rigorous college prep curriculum with honors and advanced placement courses available in all core subject areas. AP courses provide opportunities for college level study. Additional specialty programs offer advanced coursework in Visual & Performing Arts (Band, Dance, Drama, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art, and Vocal Music), Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science. Our engineering program utilizes a nationally recognized curriculum developed by Project Lead the Way.




Survey Literature, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Journalism, AP English Literature, AP English Language, African-American Literature, Creative Writing



Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Science Fitness and Wellness (Exercise Physiology), Chemistry II, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics



Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus


Social Studies

World Studies, US History, Economics, Contemporary American History, African American History, Business Law, AP Macroeconomics, AP US History, AP Human Geography

Computer Science

Exploring Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, App Development with Swift, Web Development: HTML Client Script


Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics

Digital Media

Digital Media I, Digital Media II, Digital Media III

World Languages

French 1-4, Spanish 1-AP Spanish Language, American Sign Language


Physical Education

PE I / Health, PE II / Drivers Education, PE III, PE Leaders

Performing and Fine Arts

Beginning Band, Marching Band 1-3, Piano, Band 1-4, Jazz Band, Percussion, Vocal Music 1-4, Dance 1-4, Art I, Studio Drawing & Painting I-2, Graphic Design & Photography I-3, AP Studio Art, Art History

Special Education

King provides team-teaching and direct instruction to students with special needs with a college prep focus. King also has a program for students with Autism and a Severe & Profound program. Students are assigned to King College Prep by the CPS Office of Specialized Services for the Autism and SPH programs.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Adopt a Beach
  • African American
  • History Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Flag Team
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Construction Challenge
  • Crystal Elegance
  • Majorettes
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Gospel Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Jaguar Essence Dance
  • Jaguar J-Settes
  • Pom-Pon
  • J-Fierce Cheerleaders
  • Knitting Club
  • Know Your Heritage
  • Marching Band
  • Math Team
  • Mikva Challenge
  • Myth Busters
  • Science Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Leaders
  • Philosophy Club
  • Public Health
  • SISTERS Inc.
  • Student Council
  • Smile Club
  • Video-gamers
  • Yearbook Club



Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Softball, Track & Field


Transcript Information

Our courses are offered at the regular, honor or AP levels. Our passing mark is 60%. Students’ GPA includes all classes. Senior rank is based on 200 students. Rank and GPA is based on semester s and is calculated from Class rank is based on a January 2011 to June 2013.